There are 6 ways to get from Brisbane to Airlie Beach by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Proserpine, line 1 bus  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Proserpine (PPP) BNE - PPP
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Mill St at Proserpine to Shute Harbour Rd at Airlie Beach Central

$96 - $243

Cheapest option

Fly to Mackay, bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Mackay (MKY) BNE - MKY
  2. Take the bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach

$86 - $292

4 alternative options

Fly to Hamilton Island  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Hamilton Island (HTI) BNE - HTI

$145 - $445

Train  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine Spirit of Queensland

$117 - $211

Bus  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach Gx443 / ...

$100 - $170

Drive  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Airlie Beach 687.7 miles

$95 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Airlie Beach is to drive which costs $130 - $200 and takes 15 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Airlie Beach is to fly and line 1 bus which takes 5 h and costs $130 - $330.

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The distance between Brisbane and Airlie Beach is 912 km. The road distance is 1100 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Brisbane to Airlie Beach, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Brisbane and arriving at Airlie Beach. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 18 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia?

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Airlie Beach twice daily. Alternatively, Queensland Rail Travel operates a train from Brisbane to Airlie Beach 5 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $210 and the journey takes 14 h 7 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Hamilton Island
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay via Rockhampton
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Mackay
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $330
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Proserpine
Ave. Duration
14 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $210
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$209
B-Quick
$115
Bus operators
Whitsunday Transit
Website
whitsundaytransit.com.au
Bus from Mill St at Proserpine to Shute Harbour Rd at Airlie Beach Central
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
whitsundaytransit.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mackay to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$12 - $18
Flexifare
$20 - $29
Bus from Brisbane to Airlie Beach
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170

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